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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 607316 times)
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« Reply #2130 on: July 16, 2015, 01:28:29 PM »

Every few pages I like to put up videos of our runs so if people want to find them they can locate them a little easier.  These are some of our better videos.

     These are in 2008





                 2009



                 2010





 More from the past

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  Rob...here's the videos. The 1st one is El Mirage, car hooks up and goes 152 mph in 10.2 sec. Then track turns bad which you can see from other video.

  Another year already shocked

  Been a while since I posted these, but these videos keep us coming back and hoping to do better
 Anyhow this sounds better than cell phone video.
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« Reply #2131 on: July 22, 2015, 12:53:31 PM »

 
  With the flooding of El Mirage ( I think it got flooded after .86in of rain) were thinking of running there in Sept.,but only if were allowed to run out of the 200 mph lane ( which by the way, I made the nomination to get reinstated when I was a club rep).
  Also the Mojave mile. Bville Pro shows we could run a good mph on 1 mile asphalt.
 
 Problem is there not having the meet until spring of 2016.

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« Reply #2132 on: July 22, 2015, 01:02:56 PM »


  With the flooding of El Mirage ( I think it got flooded after .86in of rain) were thinking of running there in Sept.,but only if were allowed to run out of the 200 mph lane ( which by the way, I made the nomination to get reinstated when I was a club rep).
  Also the Mojave mile. Bville Pro shows we could run a good mph on 1 mile asphalt.
 
 Problem is there not having the meet until spring of 2016.

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To run the long course at Bonneville you must make a pass and exceed 175 MPH at the 2.25. Never had a 200 mph lane, since 1973, that I know of.
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« Reply #2133 on: July 22, 2015, 01:20:28 PM »


  With the flooding of El Mirage ( I think it got flooded after .86in of rain) were thinking of running there in Sept.,but only if were allowed to run out of the 200 mph lane ( which by the way, I made the nomination to get reinstated when I was a club rep).
  Also the Mojave mile. Bville Pro shows we could run a good mph on 1 mile asphalt.
 
 Problem is there not having the meet until spring of 2016.

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To run the long course at Bonneville you must make a pass and exceed 175 MPH at the 2.25. Never had a 200 mph lane, since 1973, that I know of.

I believe JL222 is referring to the 200 mph lane at El Mirage.

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« Reply #2134 on: July 22, 2015, 05:14:40 PM »


  With the flooding of El Mirage ( I think it got flooded after .86in of rain) were thinking of running there in Sept.,but only if were allowed to run out of the 200 mph lane ( which by the way, I made the nomination to get reinstated when I was a club rep).
  Also the Mojave mile. Bville Pro shows we could run a good mph on 1 mile asphalt.
 
 Problem is there not having the meet until spring of 2016.

                   JL222

To run the long course at Bonneville you must make a pass and exceed 175 MPH at the 2.25. Never had a 200 mph lane, since 1973, that I know of.

  Yeah, El Mirage 200 mph lane and hopefully someday the 300 mph lane at Bville. If they still have it cheers
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« Reply #2135 on: July 22, 2015, 05:17:28 PM »

 cheers
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« Reply #2136 on: July 27, 2015, 10:52:29 PM »

  We have new Torkflex axles, brakes and hubs ordered, and their supposed to be shipped 3 days from Indian on the 29th. Sat is 3 days so Monday Aug 3rd is about the best time we can hope for. IF IF IF. AND if they fit the existing brackets.

  Only gives us 3 days before Mojave so we might have to borrow an open wheel trailer, another if, to make the Mojave Mile if they have it, A lot of IFS.

  Anyhow we took out the old axles today, just 4 bolts per axle and wire disconnect. They weigh a bunch though.
 Had to slide them out on carpet pads to keep from scratching the hell out of my epoxy floor.
  
 Troy might post pics.
 
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« Reply #2137 on: July 29, 2015, 07:02:48 PM »

 Axels arrive at Fresno terminal Friday the 31st grin
 Delivered to shop, don't know yet, probably Monday. If they fit, no problem.

  Bville Pro computer says 270mph on 1 mile asphalt track shocked Hope to find out.

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« Reply #2138 on: July 30, 2015, 12:10:22 PM »

Axels arrive at Fresno terminal Friday the 31st grin
 Delivered to shop, don't know yet, probably Monday. If they fit, no problem.

  Bville Pro computer says 270mph on 1 mile asphalt track shocked Hope to find out.

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On track to be delivered to our address between 1pm and 4. If axles fit mounting brackets we'll have no problems

 making it to Mojave, about 31/2 hr drive.

 Picking up a 2 speed 18 volt misting fan that sits on a 5 gal bucket today.

  All Englishmen welcome to stop by and cool off smiley Had an English friend trail riding in the Mojave dessert and he was not used
to the heat.

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« Reply #2139 on: July 31, 2015, 11:05:25 AM »

 
  Axles not coming to Monday sad

  The Artic Cove 18 volt misting bucket fan works pretty good, wished it oscillated but can't have every thing for $79.97 at
Home Depot. Not sure of battery life yet but will test with charged battery today.
  I just remember going to the Taft Drags years ago with no shade and one of the most miserable days ever.
  Unit has 2 speeds for fan and mister and does cool you off. Just hope we can find water for race car intercooler tank and mister in Mojave and better at airport.

  HEY TAFT airport, been a long time, but I think it was a not used military base.

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  Just googled, its still there but only 3550 ft long.
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« Reply #2140 on: July 31, 2015, 05:35:22 PM »

 
 Axels supposed to be delivered today but tracking says still in route to Sacramento? Still 150 miles to Fresno for delivery Monday. Trucks must run on weekends but no delivery except to terminals.

 Tested misting fan... 2hrs for battery 4hrs for 5 gal water. Unit takes Ryobi 18 volt batteries luckily I have 3 more batts
and 2 chargers from other tools.

  Good day for testing 100 degrees out, got hot stood in front of cooler for short time, mister gets you wet and cool cheesy

  Shouldn't have to run all day or constantly. Finding water is the un-known.

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« Reply #2141 on: August 01, 2015, 11:16:28 AM »

 
  Axles finely made it to Sacramento  rolleyes And on track for delivery Monday.

  Loading truck Sunday. Axles better fit with no problem.

  Post the pics Troy.

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« Reply #2142 on: August 01, 2015, 12:56:50 PM »

Ofcourse there is always something that puts us in a rush.  So now the axles will be here on Monday so the rush will start then. grin. Just a photo of our old axles.

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« Reply #2143 on: August 02, 2015, 10:46:49 AM »

Ofcourse there is always something that puts us in a rush.  So now the axles will be here on Monday so the rush will start then. grin. Just a photo of our old axles.



  Looks like axles really will be hear Monday as they have finally arrived in Fresno  cheers

  Its not just axles also brakes and hubs.

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« Reply #2144 on: August 02, 2015, 05:41:50 PM »

 
  Truck is 99% loaded, generator and battery charger loaded and strapped down in trailer.

  Axle install tomorrow  smiley

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